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Profiles Tropical Catfish

Catfish covers a vast range of tropical fish which are normally quite lively and tend to be bottom feeder fish. They are named catfish due to their barbels which resemble a cats whiskers. Most fish tanks will house at least one catfish, this is due to them being favoured by most aquarists as interesting to watch and active fish as well as being different to other types of tropical fish. You can see from the profiles of catfish in this section that they vary greatly in size, shape and behaviour and although generally not overly easy to breed, some breeding information is given for each species.

The largest species of Catfish is the Pleco and as such we have put these in a different category so if you are looking for them please go to the Pleco Tropical Fish Profiles category.